brutal rumor: coachella 2k11 lineup leaked, not leaked #rumorwave

as we near the official announcement, the annual coachella lineup guessing game is upon us and the internet-o-sphere has already taken to predicting the lineup based on bubbling rumors, tour schedules, album releases, iphone coming to verizon, myspace laying off employees, and statistics from past coachellas.

so as a member of the elite music blogging community, i too will construct a coachella 2k11 lineup consisting of totally uneducated guesses, wishlist rubbish, and past coachella participation factors. i have made sure to include some shitty acts since every year there are tons of barf worthy artists on the bill.

here is the brutal hipster coachella 2k11 lineup in no particular order…

radiohead
best coast
velvet revolver
pj harvey
sleigh bells
the arcade fire
daft punk
kings of leon
lykke li
kanye west
off!
major lazer
beach house
no joy
company flow *reunion
sufjan stevens
monotonix
la sera
girl talk
dimmu borgir
wavves
cults
valient thorr
justice
busy p
dj medhi
sunn o)))
salem
lower dens
toro y moi
gold panda
intronaut
harrys gym
woah hunx *reunion
tame impala
tim and eric
yelle
girls
das racist
baths
aloe blacc
ty segall

what do you think? best lineup ever? are these bands on your wish list? are you gonna ditch at&t for the verizon iphone?

brutal faves: mp3s of 2010

as a blog, its probably an important idea to do one of those year-end lists because youre not a legitimate blog without some ridiculous list that only serves to arbitrarily bookend a measurement of time. and since im new to blogging, i really want to be legit. so aboard the bandwagon i go…

here are my 14 fave mp3s of 2010 in half-assed countdown order as determined by my brutal and hip senses. was gonna do top 100 but a bunch of other shitty blogs already pulled that include-everything stunt. i wont stoop.

in brief, 2010 was all about kanye west because its always about him. but brutal hipster is not about kanye so here are my brutal faves sans kanye (with accompanying song in ipad-friendly video format).
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song of the day: harrys gym “old man”

its not uncommon for scandinavian countrys to just gush out boatloads of extremely high quality music. harrys gym (despite the stupid name) falls in that realm of just another group of musicians from the northern most (norway in this case) that are on the verge of releasing a new album “what was ours cant be yours” through hype city recordings.

“old man” is a song from the album. the song is an angelic, spaced out, dream pop ditty that reeks of delicate instrumentation and is fortified with rich melodies. think fredrik with the sweet lady voice of vocalist anne lise frøkedal. they just dont make it like this outside of scandinavia.

feast your ears on this “old man” video (or d/l the mp3).

Harrys Gym – Old Man from heide on Vimeo.